Matt Fitzpatrick stands next to the claret jug. Jul 17, 2022; St. Andrews, SCT; Matt Fitzpatrick stands next to the claret jug before teeing off on the first hole during the final round of the 150th Open Championship golf tournament at St. Andrews Old Course. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

Last week, some LIV Golf players Talor Gooch, Matt Jones, and Hudson Swafford attempted to file a temporary restraining order against the PGA Tour, which would have allowed them to participate in the playoffs. However, Judge Beth Labson Freeman ruled against them, saying “I find the plaintiffs have not established irreparable harm.”

Don’t expect PGA Tour golfer Matt Fitzpatrick to have too much sympathy for them when he tees off at the 2022 BMW Championship this week.

“Yeah, it’s still an incredibly fantastic field. The field this week is 70 of the best players in the world,” Fitzpatrick said this week. “Yeah, I think only three of them that aren’t here, it’s not a massive loss in my opinion.”

Fitzpatrick also added that he’s doing his best not to engage with the PGA Tour-LIV Golf drama.

“You just get fed up with talking about it,” he said. “My personal opinion, it’s like, right, let’s just get on with it now. Just want to play golf and concentrate on what you’re doing.”

Of course, that’s easier said than done and many of the PGA Tour’s top talent met this week with Tiger Woods to discuss their next steps. We’ll see if the 2022 U.S. Open champ has any thoughts on the state of the game following this weekend’s play.

[Golf Week]

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